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2016 EC Election & Towards an Applied Ontology Glossary

The third IAOA Virtual Assembly in 2016 is being held in November and December in order to elect new members for the Association's Executive Council (EC). At the end of 2016, the present terms of João Paulo Almeida, Roberta Ferrario and Michael Gruninger will expire, whereas the remaining six EC members' period in office includes 2017.

In order to maintain nine members, three EC positions are to be filled. The election is structured into three main phases:
  • Nov 10 - Nov 23: Candidature phase
  • Nov 23 - Nov 30: Campaigning phase
  • Nov 30 - Dec 02: Virtual Assembly eBallot
The election wiki page accounts for further details, besides the announcement by the President via the membership mailing list [iaoa-member].

All IAOA members are kindly invited to participate in the election. Please engage in candidate nominations in November. In the actual ballot, a quorum of 50%+1 of the membership is to be met. Thus each IAOA member is asked to log in to the Member's Area during Nov 30-Dec 02, to proceed via Utilities to the personal voting page and to cast your vote, please!

The Education Committee has (re)started to gather core terms with definitions in and for the field of Applied Ontology (AO) in a term list. Everyone knowledgeable in the field is invited to contribute additional terms and/or definitions as well as to review and comment on what is there. Questions regarding this enterprise can be directed at the [iaoa-education] mailing list.
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